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Foxx announces office will not prosecute non-violent, low-level drug offenses during COVID-19 pandemic

State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx announced Friday, March 20, that the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) will not prosecute cases of non-violent, low-level narcotics offenses in consideration for the COVID-19 pandemic. Her staff will continue to review and prioritize other charges on a case-by-case basis to make appropriate determinations in light of the public health crisis and reduced court operations and staffing.

The CCSAO’s exercise of prosecutorial discretion is aimed at protecting the health and safety of police officers, first responders, medical professionals, jail staff and the Cook County community . . .

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